The City of Melbourne has a comprehensive website providing information and advice on construction and land use in the municipality. (https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/building-and-development/planning-and-building-services/Pages/planning-building-services.aspx).
Other planning information that might be of particular interest to Residents 3000 members includes:
- How to object to a planning application (https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/building-and-development/planning-and-building-services/planning-applications/pages/objecting-to-a-planning-application.aspx). This web page provides an online form which you can complete if you wish to object to a planning application where the decision rests with the City of Melbourne.
- The weekly planning applications email alert. You can subscribe to this email by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Subscribe to weekly alert’ in the subject line to stay informed into planning applications which may impact on your area. Alternatively, you may wish to access the Planning Permit Register and search by application number, address, date or public notice. https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/building-and-development/property-information/planning-building-registers/Pages/town-planning-permits-register.aspx
- The Development Activity Map. This aid to development awareness gives a visual context to the amount and type of development currently occurring in the city. https://www.developmentactivity.melbourne.vic.gov.au/
- In addition to the CoM website, you might also be interested in subscribing to Planning Alerts, a free service that searches a range of planning authority websites and emails you details of applications near you. https://www.planningalerts.org.au/